Mauro Icardi ‘will miss PSG’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig with club’s consent’ just hours after being named in the squad following absence to deal with marital problems with wife and agent Wanda Nara
- Wanda Nara accused husband Mauro Icardi of cheating on her on Saturday
- Icardi appeared to show they had reconciled with his Sunday social media post
- He reportedly threatened to leave PSG, which would financially impact his wife
- He missed two training sessions, was included in the squad but is now out
Mauro Icardi will miss PSG’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Tuesday night just hours after being named in the squad for the game.
The Argentine forward missed two training sessions to deal with personal problems between him and his wife Wanda Nara, who is also the player’s representative.
Mauricio Pochettino initially included the striker in his group for the Leipzig game but L’Equipe now report he will miss the game with the club’s consent. Neymar will also be out as he came back from Brazil duty with an adductor problem.
Mauro Icardi (left) and Wanda Nara have been dealing with marital issues in recent days
Mauricio Pochettino picked the striker in his squad for the Champions League game but he is now expected to miss the game
Sergio Ramos also remains sidelined through injury and will play no part on Tuesday night in the group game.
It came as a surprise to initially see Icardi back in the squad given the high profile nature of his marital issues.
His wife posted on social media accusing him of having an affair and left for Milan.
She first took to social media on Saturday night to accuse the PSG star of cheating in a furious post where she wrote: ‘Another family you have ruined for a s***’.
And her most recent post on Monday appears to suggest her marriage to the PSG man is over. She captioned a picture of her hand with her wedding ring with: ‘Good day. I prefer my hand without a ring on it.’
Wanda Nara has posted on Instagram saying her hand looks better without her wedding ring, two days after accusing her husband Mauro Icardi of cheating on her
The update comes after the PSG star appeared to show that they had reconciled on Sunday
The couple have been together since 2013 when they embarked on a soap opera-style affair
The update from Nara comes as Icardi himself took to Instagram on Sunday evening, appearing to show that they had reconciled.
Icardi was allowed time off by the club to go after her and according to Argentine show Los Angeles de la Manana, he ‘threatened to leave PSG in a kind of emotional and financial blackmail’, that would have heavily impacted his wife in her role as his agent.
The couple also have two daughters together, alongside the three sons Wanda had with her previous marriage with footballer Maxi Lopez.
Pochettino will not have welcomed the distraction ahead of the Leipzig game. PSG are currently top of their group, ahead of Club Brugge on goal difference, both with four points, and a single point ahead of Manchester City, who they beat last time out.
Icardi allegedly threatened to leave PSG as ‘a kind of emotional and financial blackmail’